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National Museum of Archaeology / the Auberge de Provence

The National Museum of Archaeology is housed in the Auberge de Provence, the former home of the knights of the order of St John of the Langue of Provence.

It houses important collections of artefacts of Malta’s Neolithic (5000 BC), Bronze Age and Phoenician (400BC) eras. For anybody interested in Malta's earliest past.

You see in this beautiful museum, where the atmosphere from the knight period is still present the ‘Sleeping Lady’ (from the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum), the earliest prehistoric tools and artistic representations, the ‘Venus of Malta’ (from Ħaġar Qim Temples), the anthropomorphic sarcophagus, both of which date to the Phoenician Period, the Bronze Age daggers (from Tarxien Temples), the Horus & Anubis pendant and many more interesting artiefacts.

This museum is a must visit site.
Opening hours
Mondays to Sundays
10:00 - 18:00
Last admission

Ticket / admission fee

Infants (1-5 yrs)
Adults (18+ yrs)
€ 5.00
Youths (12-17)
€ 3.50
€ 2.00
Seniors (60+ yrs)
€ 3.50
Concessions & Students
€ 3.00

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Additional information

The Auberge de Provence was design by architeckt Girolamo Cassar in 1571.

In 1638 architect Mederico Blondel made a design for a new facade and wing.

After the Order was chased away by the French in 1798 and the French by the British in 1800, the building was used for various purposes by a hotel and a military barracks.
In 1826 the top floor was rented to Malta Union Club, which ended in 1955.

Because during bomb bombings in WWII, Auberge d'Auvergne and Auberge de France were destroyed, Auberge de Provence is the only French auberge in Valletta.

Various rooms with separate themes and periods.

Renovation of the Grand Salon.

An educational and interesting museum. One of the displays.

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